Myth Busted: My employees won’t be interested in joining an Employee Share Ownership Plan

Often employers think that employees are not interested or wouldn’t want to be involved in the company’s employee share plan – nothing could be further from the truth. The academic research has regularly reported “strong support for the extrinsic satisfaction model of ESOP employee ownership: money matters.” It is also the case that employee ownership… Read More

What is keeping you awake at night?

Focusing on business succession and exit planning is often a matter of facilitating solutions to other more pressing problems first. We often ask our clients, “What’s keeping you awake at night? What’s worrying you? What are the issues that you are finding difficult to solve within the business (or otherwise)?”. If these pressing issues are unresolved… Read More

Accountants in Public Practice APES325 and Succession Planning – Physician, heal thyself!​

I spoke recently at a CA ANZ event on Business Succession and Exit Planning and was interested to hear the increased attention and focus on APES325 – Risk Management for Firms and specifically para 4.2 which includes “governance risks, business continuity risks (including succession planning), business and financial risks…”, all of which are key areas… Read More